THE government has told parents that if they really cared about their children’s education they would found their own free school.
Education secretary Justine Greening said state school funding cuts are not an issue because parents with children at those schools clearly do not care about them or they would have done something about it.
She continued: “How hard can it be to start a school?
“The money’s on the table, we couldn’t care less about the national curriculum or your unorthodox religious beliefs or previous convictions or whatever.
“If you really want your children to succeed, surely it’s not too much trouble to apply for funding, find a location, set up a governance structure, and get a few teachers on the payroll.
“It baffles me how many supposedly loving mums and dads can look into their little ones’ eyes and say ‘Sorry Timmy, we’re sending you to a shitheap compo because we’re too lazy to take advantage of opportunities in the educational marketplace.’
“It’s basically abuse. If I had my way they’d be in prison.”